Peaks in the area: check Ag. Dorees (awesome rock routes, from the III to the VII, plus some with A0, A1, A2 and the grand traverse with AD+ 18 hours rating), check Le Grand Frourche, kickass ice and rock climb, and also Portalet, Point Orni......
Many climbs here, and all good for the begginer!!!!
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe